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Amnesty International: Opposition leader in Bahrain jailed for nine years...

  Amnesty International has published an article on the upheld conviction of opposition leader Sheikh ‘Ali Salman, whose sentence has been increased from four to nine years for giving speeches in...

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Human Rights First: Bahrain’s Selective Separation of Religion from Politics

Human Rights First has published a post on a law amendment passed by the Bahrain’s parliament last week, which prohibits religious figures from participating in political activities. Under this...

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UN expert condemns the sentencing of the opposition leader Sheikh Ali al-Salman

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today condemned the sentencing to nine years imprisonment on charges of inciting violence of Sheikh Ali al-Salman, the...

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Bahrain report admits inmates beaten at notorious 'torture' prison

A Bahrain prison torture inspection panel has been accused of having its "head in the sand" after releasing a report on the notorious Jau prison that failed to address allegations of systematic abuse...

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UN Torture Expert Says Britain Should Pressure Bahrain To Allow Him To Visit

The UN’s special rapporteur on torture has accused Britain of playing Bahrain’s “game” by funding its human rights institutions while allowing it to act with “impunity” by not pressuring the kingdom...

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NGOs support MEPs letter to the EU on urgent cases of Mohamed Ramadan and...

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, together with Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, The Bahraini Centre for Human Rights, The Bahraini Institute for Rights and...

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BCHR at HRC32: Comparing Technical Cooperation Programs in Bahrain

On Tuesday 14 June 2016, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in conjunction with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights...

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NGOs Strongly Condemn Bahrain’s Government Closure Al-Wefaq

14 June 2016- The Bahraini government today closed Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the largest political society in the country, on charges that the organization supported sectarianism and...

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Bahraini Opposition Group Al Wefaq Suspended

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that the suspension of Bahrain's main opposition group Al Wefaq is part of an alarming new crackdown by the government, designed to eliminate all...

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Poets suffer arrest and prosecution in Bahrain for exercising their freedom...

  Bahrain has suffered from a series ofstinging attacks on the freedom of artistic expression in recent months. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is deeply concerned about the continuing...

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Concern over safety of incommunicado detention victim Shaker Hani

Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern over the ongoing incommunicado detention of Shaker Hani Ali Salman, 21 years old. Charges underlying his arrest are yet unknown and family has not...

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NGOs call for an end to reprisals against human rights defenders as Nabeel...

As the 32nd Session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened in Geneva on 13 June, Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain's most high profile human rights defender, was arrested after dozens of police...

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Ban dismayed at actions aimed at restricting political opposition in Bahrain

16 June 2016 – Concerned at recent reports in Bahrain of intimidation of human rights defenders and activists for peacefully promoting human rights, as well as for legitimately exercising their rights...

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Bahrain: journalist’s ten-year jail term upheld, two arrested without warrant

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores an appeal court’s decision to uphold freelance press photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi’s ten-year jail sentence and the arrests of two bloggers in the past...

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Bahraini Shias halt Friday prayers, gatherings due to increased persecution

Shia Muslim clerics in Bahrain have stopped holding congregational prayers in the country in protest at the heavy-handed crackdown and persecution by the ruling Al Khalifah regime. The clerics, in a...

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Bahrain: Authorities Escalate Crackdown on Shia Clerics and Freedom of Religion

The Bahrain Center For Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concern over the escalation of the crackdown on human rights and fundamental freedoms in Bahrain. Following the recent alarming repression of...

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More arrests and jail sentences in Bahrain over social media posts

The alarming increase in the number of arrests in Bahrain for social media posts is cause for concern, says the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), calling it a blow to freedom of speech. BCHR has...

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HRW: Bahrain Rulers Want to Wipe Out Peaceful Opposition Movement

Bahrain Mirror: Human Rights Watch (HRW) stressed that the Bahrain government should end its efforts to close down Al-Wefaq, and reverse the decision to close the group's headquarters and seize its...

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Bahrain Revokes the Citizenship of Top Shia Muslim Leader

Bahraini authorities have taken yet another action to further crackdown on the opposition and the Shia community in general, reports the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR). On 20 June 2016, the...

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Washington Alarmed by Bahrain's Arbitrary Decision to Withdraw Sheikh Isa...

The United States Department of State said that it is alarmed by the Government of Bahrain's decision to revoke the citizenship of prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim. "We remain deeply troubled...

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